Award ceremony in DC October 6
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is hosting its 12th annual Angels in Adoption™ Gala on October 6 in Washington, DC. The 2010 National Angels in Adoption™ honorees are Tony and Emmy Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth, Emmy Award winning actress Rhea Perlman, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Country music artist Jimmy Wayne will perform "Elephant Ears" a song about his experience as a foster child. These celebrities will join 140 Angels in Adoption™ from across the country who were selected by Members of Congress for their work on behalf of children in need of families. For a complete list of Angels and their states visit http://bit.ly/bCEMEI.
**FOR ADVANCE INTERVIEWS with Ms. Chenoweth, Ms. Perlman, Mr. Wayne, or the Executive Producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, please contact Emily Collins at 202-544-8500 or Emily@ccainstitute.org. **
- Kristin Chenoweth: Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and foster care adoption spokesperson
- Rhea Perlman: Four-time Emmy Award winning actress and longtime child advocate
- Jimmy Wayne: Country music singer and songwriter, and former foster youth
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: built numerous homes for foster and adoptive families
- 140 Angels in Adoption™ nominated by Congress for their work in foster care or adoption
CCAI is presenting awards to national celebrities and individuals from across the country who work to raise awareness about the 423,000 children in foster care and the 143 million orphans around the world.
WHEN and WHERE:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
10:00 am-10:45 am: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: "ANGEL" FAMILIES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL BE PRESENTED WITH AWARDS BY SENATORS LANDRIEU AND CARDIN, Dirksen Senate Building Room SD G-50
6:00 pm-7:00 pm: MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH CELEBRITY HONOREES, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
7:00 pm-9:00 pm: PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: ANGELS IN ADOPTION™ GALA, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC
The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (www.ccainstitute.org) is a non-profit organization which serves as an educational resource for information critical to advancing the efforts of policymakers on behalf of children in need of families. Please follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/ccainstitute), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ccainstitute), YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/ccainstitute), and our blog (http://ccainstitute.wordpress.com).
SOURCE Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute